Netanyahu goes into quarantine after aide tests positive for coronavirus

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is going into self-quarantine after an aide tested positive for the coronavirus, his office confirmed Monday to Fox News.

The prime minister’s office said Netanyahu and his staff will go into quarantine, “until the epidemiological investigation regarding his adviser is completed.”

Netanyahu’s close advisers are also isolating after his adviser for parliamentary affairs, Rivka Paluch, tested positive for COVID-19.

The office told the Associated Press that Netanyahu has undergone a test and will remain in quarantine until he received results or is cleared by the health ministry and his personal doctor.

Netanyahu joins other world leaders who have had close-encounters with COVID-19.

Boris Johnson, the British prime minister, revealed Friday he tested positive for coronavirus. The wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, said Saturday she has recovered from the virus weeks after she fell ill upon returning from a trip to London.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel tested negative for the virus last Monday but continued her self-quarantine after a doctor she recently had contact with tested positive for the virus.

In Israel, daily life has largely shut down due to coronavirus with tens of thousands out of work and all but essential movement out of the home restricted.

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